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Barajas, Johnny

BARAJAS, JOHNNY                                                 January 23, 1943 – May 29, 1995

JOHNNY BARAJAS, 52, of Dallas, died Monday, May 29, 1995, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.  Services were at 1 pm Wednesday, at Alexander Chapel in Naples, with Father Jerry Haby officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery.  Mr. Barajas was a former sheet metal worker, a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and a former resident of Bowie County.  Survivors include his wife, Josephine Barajas of Dallas; two sons, Johnny Barajas, Jr. and Edward Barajas, both of Dallas; two daughters, Debbie Barajas and Dora Lynn Barajas, both of Allen, Texas; six brothers, Tirso Barajas of Cleburne, Pete Barajas of Kileen, Willie Barajas of Cedar Hill, Texas, Henry Barajas of Shreveport, and Andres Barajas of Ennis; four sisters, Rita Rico of Chattanooga, TN, and Carlotta Barajas, Juanita Barajas and Natalia Fuentes, all of Dallas; and one grandson.  (A Row 22)

Betts, Ida Marie Ida Marie Betts, 74 of Daingerfield, died Sunday, December 31, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, following a brief illness.  Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. , Tuesday, January 2, at the First Baptist Church of Daingerfield with the Rev. John Stone and the Rev. Norman Crisp officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery at Omaha.  Mrs. Betts was a nurse and a member of the First Baptist Church.  She was a former resident of Naples.  Survivors include her husband, John Betts of Daingerfield; one son Bobby Polson of Goodyear, Ariz; one daughter Brenda Bowman of Nacogdoches, TX; two grandchildren, John Polson of Nacogdoches and Leigh Browman of College Station, TX; a number of nieces and nephews.
Betts, Marion

BETTS, MARION                                                      March 30, 1913 – November 13, 1995

MARION BETTS, 82, of Omaha, died Monday, November 13, 1995, at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, following and extended illness.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Wednesday, November 15, at the First Baptist Church in Omaha, with the Rev. Neal Thornburg and the Rev. Clifford Longino officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Weems-Robison Funeral Home. Mr. Betts was born Friday, March 31, 1913, at Cornett, Texas, and was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie and John Betts.  He was a member of the Jefferson First Methodist Church and the David Elliott Masonic Lodge.  He had managed the Sinclair Wholesale Agency and was an elementary school principal for 26 years and had retired from that position.  Survivors include his wife, Gradye Faye Coley Betts of Omaha, a twin brother, W. Mildred Betts of Cornett; a sister-in-law, Annie Lee Betts of Cornett; a nephew, Dr. Gordon Betts of Sulphur Springs; two great nephews; and numerous cousins and other relatives. Marion served his country in the US Army during WWII. (E Row 8A)

Buford, Erma

BUFORD, ERMA                                                        December 18, 1936 – June 13, 1995

ERMA BUFORD, 56, of Daingerfield, died Tuesday, June 13, 1995, at Titus County Memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant.  Services were at 2 pm Saturday, June 17, at the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Daingerfield, with Elder Alfred Key Sr. officiating.  Burial was in the Whitmore Cemetery at Daingerfield.  Mrs. Buford was born December 18, 1936, in Morris County.  She was retired from Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas as a dietitian.  She was a member of the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ.  Survivors include her husband, Willie Buford of Daingerfield; one son, Ray Charles Moore of Daingerfield; one step-daughter, Raeland Dean Buford of Dallas; four brothers, Lawrence Lee of Greenville, Bobbie Lee of Dallas, and Kenneth Lee and Terry Lee, both of Daingerfield; seven sisters, Dorothy Lee, Lola Hayes, Marilyn Frazier, Charlie M. Younger and Gwendolyn Frederick, all of Daingerfield, Ada Gotcher of Greenville, and Paula Hill of Omaha; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. (Row 2)

Byrd, Bessie May

BYRD, BESSIE MAY                                                 January 2, 1915 – October 23, 1995

BESSIE MAY BYRD, 80, of Naples, died Monday, October 23, 1995 at Redbud Retreat nursing Home in Naples.  Funeral services were at 1 pm, Saturday, October 28, at the Williams Chapel Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. J. M. Brooks officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery.  Mrs. Byrd was born January 2, 1915.  She was a homemaker and a member of the White Oak Chapel Christian Church in Omaha.  Survivors include two stepsons, Vernon Byrd of Brownfield, TX, and Ernest Byrd of Tyler; two stepdaughters, Ermaline Wilkerson of Naples, and Codella Porter of Oakland, CA; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; two nieces; and a number of other relatives.   (Section C Left – South Side)

Cannon, Sally Ann Harris Roberson

CANNON, SALLY ANN HARRIS ROBERSON   March 14, 1941 – August 31, 1995

Sally Ann Harris Roberson Cannon, 54, of Omaha, died Thursday, August 31,  in Omaha.  Funeral services were Sunday, September 3, at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Hughes Springs, with the Rev. Kerry Duffey officiating.  Burial was in the Bell Haven Cemetery at Omaha.  Mrs. Cannon was born March 14, 1941, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker and a Baptist.  Survivors include three sons, Todwyn Roberson, Michael Roberson and Anthony Robeson; two daughters, Anita Kym Roberson and Carla Nicolette Roberson; one brother, Charlie Harris, Jr.; and five sisters, Carlene Nelson, Elgie Evans, Evelyn Morgan, Sandra Johnson, and Gloria Jones; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a special companion, Alfred Cannon. (Name on marker -- Sally HARRIS Roberson) (Right Side of Drive)

Chism, Melvin Frank

CHISM, MELVIN FRANK                                       March 3, 1954 -- August 7, 1995

MELVIN FRANK CHISM, 41, of Lone Star, died Monday, August 7, following a lengthy illness.  Services were at 11 am, Saturday, August 12, at the Mt. Mitchell Church of Christ in Omaha, with Bro. Luckey Randall officiating.  Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery in Daingerfield.  Mr. Chism graduated from Daingerfield High School, attended Kilgore Junior College and NTCC, where he received an associate degree in applied science.  He was employed at Anderson-Hickey for seven years, and was a member of the Mt. Mitchell Church in Omaha.  He was preceded in death by a brother, John Rodgers.  Survivors include one son, Christopher Chism of Henderson; one daughter, Marquita Latrell Chism of Henderson; his parents, Henry and Hattie Younger of Daingerfield; seven brothers, Willie Rodgers, Jimmy Chism Sr., and William Chism, all of Lone Star, Ronald Smith Sr. and Dedrick Younger, both of Dallas, Henry Earl Younger of Elcon, CA, and Earnest Younger of Daingerfield; five sisters, Monica Linwood of Cason, Tammy Craine of OK City, OK, Rozalyn Williams of Lone Star, and Sharon Younger and Jackie Keller, both of Dallas; two grandmothers, Ozie Rodgers of Omaha and Bennie Mae Younger of Pomona, CA; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

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Cobb, Goldie Eurcell

COBB, GOLDIE EURCELL                                    August 29, 1909 – October 22, 1995

Goldie Eurcell Cobb, 86, of Naples, died Sunday, October 22, after a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were Tuesday, October 24, at the Daniels Chapel Methodist Church near Naples, with the Rev. Bill Harty, the Rev. Lanny Peek, and the Rev. Larry Hindsley officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service.  Mrs. Cobb was born August 29, 1909.  She was a member of the Daniels Chapel Methodist Church and a longtime resident of the Naples area.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Cobb.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Leon and Bobbie Cobb of Naples; one daughter, Merle Richardson of Naples; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  (NW Row 16)

Coffey, Ethel Delois

COFFEY, ETHEL DELOIS                                        March 19, 1942 – October 15, 1995

ETHEL DELOIS COFFEY, 53, died October 15, 1995, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, TX.  Funeral services were Friday, October 20, at 1 pm, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Naples with the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Ms. Coffey was born March 19, 1942 in Naples. (Sec C, L South Side)

Coffey, James

COFFEY, JAMES                                                        August 6, 1925 – November 15, 1995

JAMES COFFEY, 70, of Fresno, CA, died Wednesday, November 15, 1995 in the Corcoran District Hospital at Fresno.  Funeral services were Wednesday, November 22, at the Omaha First Baptist Church West at 2 pm, with the Rev. R H Davis officiating.  Burial was in the Bellheaven Cemetery at Omaha.  Mr. Coffey was born August 6, 1925.  He is survived by a son, Billy Coffey of Omaha; three sisters, Emma Toney of Corcoran, CA, Eliza Harris of Los Angeles, and Arthur Mae McCoy of Napes; and a host of other relatives and friends.  (Right Side of Drive)

Currey, Justeen S.

CURREY, JUSTEEN S.                                               March 6, 1911 – December 5, 1995

JUSTEEN S CURREY, age 84, a resident of Flower Mound, died December 5, 1995 in Lewisville.  She was born March 6, 1911 in Jackson, MS, and had been a 50 year resident of Midland, TX before moving to Flower Mound.  Survivors include three sons, Morris Currey and wife, Sharon of San Clemente, CA; Billy “Bill” Currey and wife, Doris of Baton Rouge, LA and Charles “Chuck” Currey and wife, Kay of Flower Mound; a daughter, Mary “Mitzi” Pace and husband, Ron of Ft. Meyers, FL; fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Graveside service was Friday, December 8, 1995 at the Omaha Cemetery in Omaha, TX with Rev. Janet Blackburn officiating.  (G Row 10)

Davis, Obie Obie Davis, 89 of Omaha, died Tuesday, August 22, 1995.  Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 24 at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery at Omaha.  Mr. Davis was born July 5, 1906, at Omaha.  He was a retired Exxon dealer, a veteran of World War II, a Mason for over 50 years, and a member of the Baptist Church.  He was a former resident of Chapel Hill, N. C. but had made his home at Omaha for the past 13 years.  He was preceded in death by his wife Mickie Moore Davis.  Survivors include one sister, Lura Walker of Omaha; two sisters-in-law, Lorene Davis and Maxine Davis, both of Omaha; two nieces Kay Hawkins of Huntsville, and Sarah Jane Moreland of Omaha; a number of great and great-great nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were Jeff Clayton, J. T. Clayton, Frank Clayton, Rudolph Jones, J. L. Waits and Toby Culver.
Davis, Verna Eloise

Verna Eloise Davis, 84, or Ore City, died Saturday, July 22, in Gilmer, TX.  Graveside services were at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 24, 1995 at the Concord Cemetery near Omaha, with the Rev. Floyd Manes officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Davis, a former resident of Omaha, was born June 28, 1911 at Atoka, Oklahoma.  She is survived by her husband, Thomas Roscoe Davis of Ore City; four daughters, Juanita Johnson and Mary Powell of Ore City, Elouise Copeland of Palestine, and Loretta Tyler of Thailand; six sons, Tommy Davis and Billy Davis of Ore City, Willie Davis of Victoria, Carl Davis of DeKalb, Jerry Davis of Diana, and Charles Davis of Crandall; a sister Ruth Riddle of Nacogdoches; a brother, Pat Mane of Santa Fe; 28 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Edwards, Olzie Floyd

EDWARDS, OLZIE                                                       June 30, 1926 – November 17, 1995

Olzie Floyd Edwards, 69, of Omaha, died Friday, November 17, 1995.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Monday, November 20, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Jim Palmer officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery.  Mr. Edwards was born June 30, 1926.  He was retired from Weyerhaeuser Co., was a member of the Life Tabernacle Church and was a veteran of World War II.  Survivors include his wife, Pauline Edwards of Omaha; two sons, Danny Ross of Tuscon, AZ., and Dennis Ross of Carthage, NC; one brother, Virgie Edwards of DeQueen, AR; nine grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were Terry Foster, Roy Dykes, Charles Davis, Tony King, Randy Padgett, Ed Padgett and Jim Lampkin.  (L Row 4 BL 34)

Ellis, Gerald A.

ELLIS, GERALD A.                                                      June 14, 1915 – November 16, 1995

GERALD A. ELLIS, 80, of Houston, formerly of Omaha, died Thursday, November 16, 1995.  Funeral services were at 2:30 pm, Sunday, November 19, at the First Baptist Church in Omaha, with the Rev. Neal Thornburg officiating. Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mr. Ellis was born June 14, 1915.  He was a retired manager of Hampton Builders Supply at Naples, a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Omaha, and a member of the David Elliott Masonic Lodge at Omaha.  Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Maydelle Wright Ellis of Houston; one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and G. T. Vickers of Sugarland, TX; three grandchildren, Tresa Rogers and Anthony Moore of Houston, and Todd Moore of Richmond, TX; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were F. M. Adams, Richard Wright, Rick Giles, Dr. James S. Leeves, Morris B. Hampton and Dan T. Hampton. (K Row 6)

Ellis, Hershel B.

ELLIS, HERSCHEL B                                                     November 27, 1916 – July 9, 1995

HERSCHEL B. ELLIS, 78, of Vancouver, Washington, died Sunday, July 9, 1995 at him home of congestive heart failure.  Services were at 12:30 pm Thursday, July 13, at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, followed by private burial at Williamette national Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.  Mr. Ellis was born November 27, 1916, in Omaha, Texas, and had lived in the Vancouver area for the last 17 years.  He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a POW in Germany for two years.  He was a member of the Royal Oaks Country Club, Clark-Skamania Fly Fishers and Boys at Bridge.  He enjoyed playing bridge, fly fishing and golfing.  He began his career with the Department of Agriculture in San Francisco and transferred to Portland in 1953 as grain inspector.  He moved to Louisiana in 1961 as a southern area supervisor and returned to Portland in 1964 as western area supervisor.  From 1970 to 1974, still working for the U S government, he was loaned to the Liberian government to establish a rice marketing program.  He retired in 1974.  Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Dorothy "Bugs" Ellis; one son, Cleve Ellis of Vancouver; one brother, Gerald Ellis of Houston; and two grandchildren. 

Falls, Buddie

Buddie Falls, 77, of Ft. Worth , died Friday, June 9, at his home.  Graveside services were at 2 pm Monday, June 12, at Clark Cemetery in Jenkins, near Daingerfield.  Mr. Falls was born in Bogata and moved to Ft. Worth in 1947.  He was an international vice president of the Boilsermaker’s Union in an eight-state area and member of former Ft. Worth Boilermaker Local 96.  Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mildred Falls of Ft. Worth; one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Ramona Falls of Houston; three brothers, Eugene Falls of Naples, Russell Falls of Conway, AR., and Bill Falls of Daingerfield; two grandchildren, Travis Lynn Falls and Casey Lee Falls, both of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.  (B Row 24)

Farrier, Lillian Evelyn

FARRIER, LILLIAN EVELYN                                      1899 – December 29, 1995

Lillian Evelyn Farrier, 96, of Town & Country, MO, died Friday, December 29, 1995.  Graveside services were at 2 pm, Tuesday, January 2, at the Omaha Cemetery with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Services were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Farrier was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Farrier, M.D.  Survivors include one son, Robert M Farrier, M. D., of Town & Country, MO; and one sister, Edith Know of LA.  (E Row 8)

Forte, Rosa

FORTE, ROSA                                                                January 28, 1902 – October 11, 1995

ROSA FORTE, 93, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, October 11, 1995, in a Clarksville hospital.   Funeral services were at 1 pm, Saturday, October 14, at Haynes Memorial Chapel in Clarksville, with the Rev. B. A. Easter officiating.  Burial was in the Paradise Cemetery at Omaha.  Mrs. Forte was born January 28, 1902, at Omaha.  She was a member of the St. Paul’s Baptist Church in DeKalb, Texas.  Survivors include two sons, Harvey Forte and Herbert M. Forte, of DeKalb; a brother Villa Turner of San Diego, CA; two sisters, Mattie McClellan of San Diego, and Nellie B. Hanks of Oakland, CA; and four grandchildren. (Row 4)

Gates, Florence Scaff

GATES, FLORENCE SCAFF                                          May 1, 1914 – June 4, 1995

FLORENCE SCAFF GATES, 81, of Naples, died Sunday, June 4, 1995, at her home.  Services were at 11 am, Wednesday, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Sinclair officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery.  Mrs. Gates was born May 1, 1914, in Terrell, TX.  She was a member of the Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a former resident of Jasper, TX.  Survivors include one daughter, Jeannette Redwine of Chandler, AZ; one son, Frederick Charles Gates of Lufkin; one brother, Earl Scaff of Omaha; one sister, Ina Parker of Naples; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. (Sec B Row 20)

Gipson, Carol Yvonne

GIPSON, CAROL YVONNE                                            July 15, 1954 – October 12, 1995

CAROL YVONNE GIPSON, 41, of Jenkins, died Thursday, October 12, 1995, in a fire at her home.  Funeral services were at 2:30 pm, Sunday, October 15, at the Rocky Point Methodist Church near Naples, with the Rev. Pleas Layne officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery.  Mrs. Gipson was born July 16, 1954, in Butte, Montana.  She was a member of the Rocky Point Methodist Church.  Survivors include three daughters, Tijuanna (Shelly) Harrison of Lamesa, CA, and Katrina Yvonne Burkhalter and Nichole (Nikki) Burkhalter of Daingerfield; one stepson, Dennis Gipson of Tulsa, OK; one stepdaughter, Denise Gipson of Daingerfield; her parents, Katie and Coy Stewart Sr., of Hughes Springs; a brother, Coy Alfred Stewart Jr., of Daingerfield; a sister, Gail Elaine Rowe of Daingerfield; one granddaughter, Jaime Armstrong of Lamesa, CA, and a number of nieces and nephews. (A Row 22)

Gipson, Robert Glenn

GIPSON, ROBERT GLENN                                           November 21, 1948 – October 12, 1995

ROBERT GLENN GIPSON, 46, of Jenkins, died Thursday, October 12, in a fire at his home.  Funeral services were at 2:30 pm, Sunday, October 15, at the Rocky Point Methodist Church near Naples, with the Rev. Pleas Layne officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.  Mr. Gipson was born November 21, 1948, and was a longtime resident of Naples.  He was a former employee of T & N Warehouse at Lone Star, and was a member of the Rocky Point Methodist Church.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Alicia Gipson of Tulsa, OK; one daughter, Denise Gipson of Daingerfield; three step-daughters, Tijuanna (Shelly) Harrison of Lamesa, CA, and Katrina Yvonne Burkhalter and Nichole (Nikki) Burkhalter of Daingerfield; his mother, Mary Gipson of Naples; two brothers, Jackie W. Gipson of Daingerfield, and Kenneth Ray Gipson of Naples; one step-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews. (A Row 22)

Goodwin, Jerry

GOODWIN, JERRY                                                         May 27, 1929 – September 26, 1995

JERRY GOODWIN, 66, of Naples, died Tuesday, September 26, 1995, at his home following a brief illness.  No services were conducted as Mr. Goodwin had requested his body be donated to science.  Mr. Goodwin was born May 27, 1929, in Bowie County.  He was retired from Vinyard Enterprises, was a member of the Belden Masonic Lodge of Naples, and was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War.  Survivors include his wife, Edith Goodwin of Naples; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sheri and John Monclova of San Antonio, Theresa and Jerry Smith of Bright Star, AR, and Mary Beth and Rocky Taylor of Texarkana; two stepsons and one daughter-in-law, Walter and Lyn Lee of Aubrey, TX, and Howard Lee of Dallas; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Bo and Clint Rounsavall of Chino Hill, CA; two brothers, George Goodwin of Arlington, and Benny Goodwin of Shreveport, LA; two sisters, Sarah Gauntt of Little Rock, AR, and June Smith of Red Lick, TX; 11 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Harrod, Myrtle Davis

HARROD, MYRTLE DAVIS                                            November 17, 1924 – December 14, 1995

MYRTLE DAVIS HARROD, 71, of Omaha, died Thursday, December 14, 1995.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Sunday, December 17, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Neal Thornburg officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery near Omaha, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mrs. Harrod was born November 17, 1924, and was a longtime resident of Omaha.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Omaha, and was preceded in death by her husband, David Harrod, and a daughter, Mary Harrod Hawkins.   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, David and Sue Harrod of Tyler; one brother, Roscoe Davis of Gilmer; five grandchildren, Kevin Hawkins and Kenny Hawkins of Naples, David Harrod Jr., and Paul Harrod of Cookville, and Brad Sells of Tyler; and two great grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were Ralph Brown, Jack Morton, Robert Laney, James Laney and Kenneth Patton. (NW Row 15)

Hill, Dellar Lee

HILL, DELLAR LEE                                                             March 9, 1909 -- June 26, 1995

DELLAR LEE HILL, 86, of Naples, died Monday, June 26, 1995 at Titus County Memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant.  Services were at 2 pm Friday, June 30, at the Williams Chapel Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Bennie C Thomas officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Hill was born March 9, 1909 in Naples and was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Williams Chapel Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by a son, M. C. Weaver, and a daughter, Ozella Parker, two brothers, and a one sister.  Survivors include one son, the Rev. Bennie C. Thomas of Mt. Calm; one daughter, Annie Jean Williams of Ada, OK; one brother, Augustus Hill of Monahan, TX; one sister, Cleora Stiggers of Omaha; 14 great grandchildren; and a host of great great grandchildren. (BL Row 2)

Holder, Leona Batchelor

HOLDER, LEONA BATCHELOR                                    September 8, 1909 – October 7, 1995

MRS. LEONA (BATCHELOR) HOLDER, 86, of Naples, died Sunday, October 7, 1995, at the Titus County Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, following a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Monday, October 9, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Trey Roberson and the Rev. Tommy Weems officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mrs. Holder was preceded in death by her husband.  They were retired from the cattle business in Bogata, Texas, where they were former residents.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Naples, and a member of the Mt. Pleasant Garden Club.  Survivors include one sister, Tinnie Williams of Naples; a brother, Robert H. Batchelor of New Boston; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were Kenneth Minton, Sam Holder, Richard Towler, Buddy Lee, Bill Ellis and Benny Best. (F Row 6)

Holland, Richard Lee "Ricky"

HOLLAND, RICHARD (RICKY)                                       October 13, 1956 - February 4, 1995

Richard Lee Holland, 38, of Omaha, died Saturday, February 4, 1995. Services were at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5, at the Concord  Baptist Church with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery.  Survivors include his mother, Anita Stedman of Bossier City, LA; his father Cecil L. Holland, Jr. of Bossier City; three sisters Deborah Harris of Longview, Michelle Murriel of Midland and Billie Jo Hebert of Blanchard, LA; one brother, Douglas Hajek of Shreveport, LA; one stepbrother, Vaughn Steadman of Shreveport, his maternal grandmother, Vida Wolfenburger of Omaha; his paternal grandmother, Mae Jordan of Bossier City, and his paternal step grandmother Melba Holland of Shreveport, LA. (Row 33 NE)

Johnson, Frank

FRANK JOHNSON, 73, of Ore City, died Tuesday, June 13, 1995.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Monday, June 19, at the Piedmont Church of God in Christ with Joe McCall officiating.  Burial was in the Daingerfield Cemetery.  Mr. Johnson was born February 3, 1922, in Upshur County.  He served in the US Army.  Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Foster of Marshall; one nephew, Harold Johnson of Las Vegas, NV; three nieces, Anna Sue Thompson of Texarkana, and Tillie Edwards and Rose Mitchell, both of Dallas; a cousin Thelmon Johnson of Marietta and a number of other relatives. ( Not listed in Morris Co Cemetery Book – Southern Section, 1999)

Koonce, Frank C. Jr.

KOONCE, FRANK C. JR.                                                  August 21, 1925 - January 13, 1995

Frank C. Koonce, 69 of Linden, formerly of Naples, died Friday January 13 in Shreveport, LA.  Services were at 2:00 pm Monday, January 16 at Center Grove Baptist Church in Linden, with the Rev. Glenn Griffith and the Rev. Phil Starrett officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery at Omaha.  Mr. Koonce was born August 21, 1925 in Huntsville, AL.  He was a retired medical technician, a member of Center Grove Baptist Church, a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and a veteran of World War II.  He was preceded in death by one son, Michael.  Survivors include his wife, Edna Koonce of Linden; four sons, James Koonce of Olympia, WA, Richard Koonce of Baton Rough, LA, Terry Koonce of Bloomburg, TX and Kenneth Koonce of Texarkana, TX; one daughter Debbie Little of Mesquite; one brother Billy Joe Koonce of Huntsville, AL; one sister Louise Honey of Fayetteville, TN; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  (S Row 1)

Lewis, August

LEWIS, AUGUST                                                                August 26, 1910 – September 9, 1995

AUGUST LEWIS, 85, of Naples, died Saturday, September 9, 1995, at Redbud Retreat Nursing Home in Naples.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Monday, September 11, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Bob Sinclair officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service.  Mr. Lewis was born August 26, 1910.  He was retired from Red River Army Depot, was a member of the Naples First United Methodist Church, and was a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Lewis of Naples; one son, Gary Beatty of Longview; one daughter, Melba Mallory of Reno, NV; one brother, Marion Lewis of Daingerfield; one sister, Annie Clair Waters of Dallas; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were John Spearman, Jimmy Dan Spearman, Bobby Joe Spearman, Bud Lewis, Bubby Lewis and Harold Wright.

(Sec A Row 5)

Loudermilk, Grace Chaney

LOUDERMILK, GRACE CHANEY                                    October 1, 1904 -- July 29, 1995

GRACE CHANEY LOUDERMILK, 90, of Naples, died Saturday, July 29, 1995.  Graveside services were at 10 am Monday, July 31, at Meadowview Cemetery in Naples, with the Rev. Bill Harty officiating.  Mrs. Loudermilk was a member of the Methodist Church and a resident of Conway, AR.  She was preceded in death by a son, Glen Clements.  Survivors include two sons, Damon Clements of Clearlake, CA and Danny Clements of Richmond, CA; one daughter, Faye Sullivan of Naples; one brother, Earl Chaney of Roland, AR; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. (Row 8)

Lowery, Bluford F.

LOWERY, BLUFORD F                                                        August 14, 1907 – June 24, 1995

BLUFORD F LOWERY, 87, of Naples, died Saturday, June 24, 1995.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Sunday, June 25, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Bill Harty officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples.  Mr. Lowery was born August 14, 1907.  He was a retired construction worker and member of Liberty Baptist Church. 

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, James Lowery of Bryans Mill, Joe and Shirley Lowery of Mobile, AL, and Bluford Wayne and Kay Lowery of Linden; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary and Mack Wisdom of Humble, TX, and Carrie Davis of Maud; one stepbrother, L. J. Richardson of Naples; two half sisters, Novella Brown of Naples, and Carrie Carlile of Henderson; eleven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were grandsons David Wisdom, Danny Wisdom, Tony Davis, Joseph Lowery, Clint Lowery, Brian Lowery, Jim Lowery, Bret Lowery and Blu Lowery.  (SE Row 2)

McCollum, Dovie Belyeu

MCCOLLUM, DOVIE BELYEU                                          June 7, 1911- February 11, 1995

Dovie McCollum, 83, of Omaha, died February 11.  Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday February 13, 1995 at the Concord Baptist Church of Omaha with the Rev. Glenn Griffith and the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples. Mrs. McCollum was a lifetime resident of Omaha and was a member of the Concord Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin McCollum.  Survivors include two sons, M. D. McCollum of Mt. Pleasant and Mac McCollum of Commerce; two daughters, Dorothy Jean Gaddis of Duncanville and Melba Webster of Lubbock; and a sister Mrs. Ovie Boozer of Omaha; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. (Row 39 NE)

McEntire, Charles Robert "Robby"

McENTIRE, Charles Robert                                                 November 12, 1976 – August 19, 1995

CHARLES ROBERT “ROBBY” MCENTIRE, 18, of Naples, died Saturday morning, August 19, 1995, at the Titus Co Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Monday, at the First Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Bill Harty and the Rev. Trey Roberson officiating.  Burial was in the Robison Family Cemetery at Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  He was born November 12, 1976, in Naples, and was a member of the Paul H. Pewitt Class of 1995; a member of the Naples Volunteer Fire Department; and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church of Naples.  Survivors include his mother and step-father, Barbara and Loyd Martin of Naples; his father and stepmother, Wayne and Kathy McEntire of Fouke, AR; one brother, Chris McEntire of Omaha; his grandparents, Geraldine and Robert E. (Buddy) Campbell of Naples, and Nell and Calvin Cox of Lone Star; three stepsisters, Sherri Quaid and Brenda Betts, both of Naples, and Cindy Knoll of Texarkana; one stepbrother, Gary martin of Maud; and a number of aunts, uncles cousins and friends.  Serving as pallbearers were Cody Betts, Shane Dodson, Jay Tucker, Brian Tefteller, Toby Joe Cason and Randall Heard.

Mitchell, Angelean

MITCHELL, ANGELEAN                                                    June 19, 1938 – September 21, 1995

ANGELEAN MITCHELL, 57, of Omaha, Texas, died Thursday, September 21, 1995, in a Mount Pleasant, TX, hospital.  Mrs. Mitchell was born June 19, 1938, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker and member of Brown Temple Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by one son, Graylin Mitchell.  Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Mitchell; two sisters, Mary Witson and Faye Johnson of Dallas, Texas; one aunt, Luda Williams of Fort Worth, Texas; a special niece, Betty Taylor of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Services were 11 am, Monday, September 25, 1995 at the Mount Zion CME Church with the Rev. Houston officiating.  Burial was in the Whitmore Cemetery at Daingerfield. (Row 1)

Newell, Jack E.

NEWELL, JACK E.                                                               November 17, 1921 – July 28, 1995

Jack E. Newell, 73, of Omaha, died Friday, July 28, 1995, at Titus Co. Memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant.  Services were at 10 am Tuesday, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery.  Mr. Newell was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Bridger, MT.  He was a veteran of World War II, a Pearl Harbor survivor on the battleship Tennessee, and a Purple Heart recipient.  He had been in the Merchant Marines and was a self-employed businessman.  He was a former resident of Rye, TX.  Survivors include his wife, Josephine Newell of Omaha; two sons, Tracy Newell of Alvin and Terry Newell of Humble; two daughters, Lynda Schley of Portland, OR; one stepson, Johnny Mullen of Nigrada, MT; three stepdaughters, Toni Bronson of Marion, MT, and Karen Cook and Cathy Zinante, both of Omaha; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-brothers, Lyle Spooner of Nine Mile, MT, and Orville Spooner of Clinton, MT; and one stepsister, Betty Jacquette-Kalispell of MT.  Pallbearers were Barry Endsley, Johnny Joyner, Luther Marshall, Scottie Lanier, Michael Clair, and D. D. Tuck.  (J Row 2 BL 9)

Norman, Joyce Ruth

NORMAN, JOYCE RUTH                                                      December 15, 1945 – October 13, 1995

JOYCE RUTH NORMAN, 49, of Dallas, died Monday, October 13, 1995, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.  Funeral services were Saturday, November 4, at the Norris S Curry CME Church in Naples, with the Rev. Cleo Pearson officiating.  Interment was at the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Survivors include a daughter, Donna K. Norman of Detroit; a son, Barry J. Norman of Dallas; two brothers; nine sisters; a grandson, Adonis D. Wilson of Dallas; and a host of other relatives and friends.  ( Sec D L at Fork Bet A & C)

Parker, Emery Spear Emery Parker, 86, of Omaha, died Wednesday, March 15, 1995  in Omaha.  Services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 17 at the First Baptist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh and the Rev. Loyd Cashion officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery near Omaha.  Mr. Parker was born September 8, 1908 in Habersham County, Georgia and was the son of Jonah & Lela (Collins) Parker.  He was a retired employee of Omaha Plant Farms , a member of the First Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Wanda.  Survivors include wife Johnnie Mae (Smith) Parker of Omaha; one son and daughter-in-law Jimmy and Barbara (Hall) Parker of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ellen and Jimmy dale Tosh of Omaha and Linda and Billy Rex Tosh of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Bessie Callaway and Effie Wallace both of Omaha; six grandchildren, Brandi Stanley, Belinda Tosh and Billy Tosh, all of Mt. Vernon, Michael Tosh of Omaha and Jerod and Jonah Parker of Mt. Pleasant; two great-grandchildren Marci Stanley and Joshua Stanley both of Mt. Vernon and a number of nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were Mike Reynolds, Jim Brown, Randy McMinn, Frank Clayton, Ken Munn, J. T. Clayton, Randy Clayton and Joe M. Duncan.
Poole, Paula Ann Walker

PAULA ANN WALKER POOLE, 36, of Daingerfield, died Tuesday, July 25, in a Dallas hospital.  Services were at 10 am Friday, July 28, at the Fellowship Baptist Church, with the Rev. Edmond Poole and the Rev. David Shelton officiating.  Burial was in the Daingerfield Cemetery.  Mrs. Poole was born January 24, 1959, in Dallas.  She was a member of the Forrest Park Baptist Church in Farmington Hills, MI.  She graduated from Friendship Academy High School in Shreveport, LA Tech University in Ruston, LA, and received her masters degree in piano performance from Northeast LA State University in Monroe, LA.  Survivors include her husband, Mark Poole of Daingerfield; two sons, Robert Poole and Aaron Poole, both of Daingerfield; her parents, Ray and Ruby Walker of Daingerfield; one sister, Donna Shelton of Longville, LA; one brother, Ray Walker, Jr. of Daingerfield; and several nieces and nephews. (TUR Sec Row 42)

Robinson, Jay Horace

ROBINSON, JAY HORACE                                                         June 15, 1930 – December 22, 1995

JAY HORACE ROBINSON, 65, of Naples, died Friday, December 22, 1995 at his home following a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were at 1 pm, Friday, December 29, at the New Testament Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Joe Rochelle officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mr. Robinson was born June 15, 1930, in Naples.  He was a maintenance worker, member of the New Testament Baptist Church, and an Air Force veteran.  Survivors include two sons, Claude Robinson of Phoenix, AZ, and Johnny Robinson of Florence, AZ; two daughters, Linda Byrd of Naples, and Patricia Jefferson of Glendale, AZ; his father, Allen Robinson of Naples; a brother, Luke C. Mitchell of Harlingen, TX; a special friend, Joyce Bonner of Naples; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. (Sec D, Left Side at Fork Bet A & C)

Robison, Leonard L.

ROBISON, LEONARD L.                                                            July 5, 1921 – September 13, 1995

Leonard, L. Robison, 74, of Naples, died Wednesday, September 13, 1995, after a brief illness. Funeral services were at 10:30 am, Saturday, September 16, 1995, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. James Day and the Rev. Roy Jester officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery.  Mr. Robison was a veteran of World War II and was retired from Affiliated Lease Way.  He attended Oakridge Baptist Church at Marietta, and was preceded in death by his parents, Onie and Rufus Robison.  He is survived by his wife, Nannie Guess Robison of Naples; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joanna and Roy Jester of Garland, and Debbie and Ron Plemmons of Mt. Pleasant; one son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Lin Robison of Rowlett; four grandsons, Michael Jester of Dallas, Rory (Opie) Jester of Fate, Eric Robison of Rowlett, and Christopher Wiltsie of Mt. Pleasant; one brother, Leodiest Robison of Marietta; and five sisters, Irma Bell of Garland, Ouida Baskin of Ennis, Berniece Daniel of Glenrose, and Ruthie Wommack and Joyce England, both of Naples. (J Row 4 BL 16)

Scaff, Robert Earl

SCAFF, ROBERT EARL                                                              March 25, 1908 – December 17, 1995 

ROBERT EARL SCAFF, 87, of Omaha, died Sunday, December 17, 1995 at the Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Wednesday, December 20, at the First United Methodist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Janet Blackburn officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mr. Scaff was a former employee of Lone Star Steel Co., was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Omaha, and was a member of the Belden Masonic Lodge at Naples.  He was a lifetime resident of Morris County.  Survivors include his wife, Dollie Coffey Scaff of Omaha; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bill Scaff of Naples, and Bob and Debbie Scaff of Daingerfield; two daughters and a son-in-law, Edith Earl and John Perry of DeSoto, and Dianne Burkle of DeSoto; one sister, Ina Parker of Houston; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  (K Row 2 BL 21)

Sosbee, Clifton V.

SOSBEE, CLIFTON V                                                                 November 18, 1920 – November 6, 1995 

CLIFTON V SOSBEE, 67, of Lawton, OK, died November 6, 1995, at a Lawton hospital, and funeral services were conducted under the direction of Huddleston Funeral Home of Lawon.  Mr. Sosbee was born November 18, 1920, in Daingerfield to Rienzi Sosbee and Lura Martha Hammonds Mills.  He grew up in the Mt. Moriah community and attended school at Omaha.  He was a US Army veteran of WWII, attaining the rank of sergeant.  He was also a US Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean conflict and being promoted to staff sergeant.  He had worked as a professional photographer at Meisel Studios in Dallas for many years and developed and processed the first moon shot films from the Apollo spacecraft landing, which included the first footprint found on the moon.  He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.  After his retirement, he moved his family and settled in the Hubbard Chapel community in Bowie County where children of the family completed school at DeKalb.  Mr. Sosbee was preceded in death by his parents, Reinzi Sosbee of Dallas, and Lura Brannon of Omaha; and his brother, James Curry Mills of Omaha.  Survivors include one daughter, Denese Sosbee, formerly of DeKalb; five sons, Duane Sosbee of Huntsville, Don Sosbee of Poway, CA, Dean Sosbee of Seagoville, Dale Sosbee of Harker Heights, and Davis Sosbee of Tampa, FL; two sisters, Mildred Mills Grau and Ethel Maxine Mills Smith of Bryan; one brother, Thomas Millard Brannon of San Antonio; three nieces and four nephews, including Jerry Smith of Leaday.

Talley, John Benton John B. Talley, 82 of Omaha, died Saturday, September 16, 1995.  Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 18 at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Nolan Richey and the Rev. Glen Griffith officiating.  Mr. Talley was born June 7, 1913, and was a retired service station owner and operator.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cloe Talley of Omaha; one son and daughter-in-law Johnny and Becky Talley of Brownsboro; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Sue Talley of Mt. Vernon, and Janice and Jeff Marsh of New Orleans; four grandchildren, Clint Reneau of Commerce, Amy Reneau of Brownsboro, and Meredith Marsh and Patrick Talley Marsh of New Orleans; a sister Mrs. Myrtle Belyeu of Omaha; and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Thigpen, Frances

THIGPEN, FRANCES                                                                      November 22, 1928 – June 21, 1995

FRANCES THIGPEN, 66, of Naples, died Wednesday, June 21, 1995, at St Michael’s Hospital in Texarkana.  Services were at 2 pm Friday, June 23, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Roy Foster officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Thigpen was born Nov. 22, 1928.  She was a member of the Rocky Branch Church of Christ, an employee of Wal-Mart, and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include her husband, Allen Thigpen of Naples; two sisters, Sue Barron of Daingerfield and Bobbie Cobb of Naples; one brother, Odis Coleman of Daingerfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.  (NE Row 1)

Thigpen, Kenneth Wayne

THIGPEN, KENNETH WAYNE                                                    December 19, 1939 – June 21, 1995

KENNETH WAYNE THIGPEN, 55, of Naples, died Wednesday, June 21, 1995, at his home.  Services were at 4:30 pm Thursday, June 22, at the Nail-Haggard-Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Janet Blackburn and Dr. Cecil McCloud officiating.  Burial was in the Sping Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Thigpen was born Dec. 19, 1939, in Naples.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Omaha.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from Red River Army Depot.  He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Thigpen, and a brother, Jerry Thigpen.  Survivors include one daughter, Sherry Thigpen of Robinson, TX; one son, Kenneth W. Thigpen, Jr. of Robinson; his mother, Mrs. Leslie Thigpen of Naples; one sister, Barbara Meadows of Omaha; one brother, Michael Thigpen of Naples; one stepdaughter, Mary Ann Barton of Hughes Springs; and two grandchildren.  (NW Row 1)

Tigert, Lura Harvey

TIGERT, LURA HARVEY                                                                 June 10, 1907 – March 25, 1995

LURA TIGERT, 87, of Omaha, died Saturday, March 25, 1995, in Dallas. Funeral services were at 3 PM, Monday, March 27, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Lee Sipe officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery.  Mrs. Tigert was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church at Omaha, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sammie and Emmett Baker of Dallas; one brother, Ira Harvey of Omaha; a granddaughter, Sherry Gayle Baker of Austin, and a granddaughter and son-in-law, Nannette and Jim Batten of Dallas; two great grandsons, Richard Baker and William Michael Batten of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were Don Lawrence, Forrest Clair, James Settles, Jerry Mack Harvey, Robert Harvey, Larry White, Johnny Ramsey and Edwin Ramsey. (H Row 4)

Tigert, Thomas O.

TIGERT, THOMAS O                                                                     July 8, 1950 – October 26, 1995

THOMAS O. TIGERT, 45, of Okmulgee, OK, died Thursday, October 26, 1995 in Okmulgee.  Graveside services were Wednesday, November 1, at the Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon Funeral Home.  Mr. Tigert was born July 8, 1950, in Belton, TX.  He is survived by his mother, Jeannine Moore of Omaha; daughters, Julie Scoggins of Nebraska, Brandi Scoggins of Ohio, and Shea Hanks of Cookville; a stepson, Chuck Scoggins of TN; grandchildren, Joey and Jentry Hanks; sisters, Anna Wommack of Mt. Pleasant, and Laura Tigert of Nacogdoches; and brothers, Kenneth Tigert of Mt. Pleasant, and Jimmy Moore of Tyler; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends.  He was preceded in death by a brother, David Scott Tigert, his stepfather, Jim Moore, and an adopted son, Austin Scott Tigert.

Tindall, Hattley C.

TINDALL, HATTLEY C.                                                                  January 7, 1910 – November 23, 1995

H. C. Tindall, 85, of Omaha, died Thursday, November 23, at the Elmwood Nursing Home in Omaha.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Sunday, November 26, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery.  Mr. Tindall was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, and a member of the OSO Naval Lodge #1282, the David Elliott Masonic Lodge of Omaha, the York Rite Commandery #57, and a member of the Al Amin Shrine.  He was a retired engineer and a past president of the Texas Hospital Engineers’ Association.  He was chief engineer at Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi from 1953 to 1980, and he was a trustee of the Texas State Technical Institute at Waco.  Survivors include his wife, Daisy Lee Davis Tindall of Omaha; two sons, Richard A. Tindall of Friendswood, and Harry L. Tindall of Houston; and four grandchildren, Richard Keith Tindall of Austin, Geneva Gail Chojnacki of College Station, Jennifer L. Tindall of Washington, D.C., and Margaret K. Tindall of Houston.  (C Row 28)

Trumble, Jenoma Irene

TRUMBLE, JENOMA IRENE                                                         December 3, 1914 – December 30, 1995

Jenoma Irene Brunette Trumble, 81, of Daingerfield, died Saturday, December 30, at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Daingerfield.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Monday, January 1, at the Rocky Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Odom and Dr. Neal Clark officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples.  Mrs. Trumble was born December 3, 1914, in Morris County, was a member of the Rocky Branch Baptist Church and was a former resident of Naples.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Vesta Trumble, a son, Vesta David Trumble, and a daughter, Nancy Trumble Boozer.  Survivors include one son, Jerry Trumble of Texarkana; one daughter Ramona Collins of Daingerfield; a brother, Morris Brunette of Odessa; two sisters, Allie Joyner of Daingerfield, and Jewel Golden of Odessa; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  (NW Row 16)

Turner, Vicki S. Vissering

TURNER, VICKI S VISSERING                                                      December 18, 1951 – October 22, 1995

VICKI SUSAN VISSERING TURNER, 43, of Grapevine, TX., died Sunday, October 22, 1995 as the result of an automobile accident.  Memorial services are pending with Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Turner was born December 18, 1951 in Naples, and was a member of the 1970 graduating class of Pewitt High School.  She was employed with GTE in Irving, and was preceded in death by her mother, Ann Vissering, and a brother, Jack Vissering.  Survivors include four stepchildren, Vicki, Valerie, Michael and Steven Turner; her father and stepmother, Wes and Ruth Vissering of Naples; a sister, Rebecca Burke of Mt. Pleasant; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Westbrook, Joseph W.

WESTBROOK, JOSEPH W.                                                               May 27, 1907 – August 29, 1995

Funeral services for Joseph W. West rook, 88, of Omaha, were at 2 pm, Friday, September 1, 1995, at the First United Methodist Church in Omaha, with the Rev. Janet Blackburn and the Rev. Suzanne Orman officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery.  Mr. Westbrook died Tuesday, August 29, 1995, at Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville, Texas.  He was born in Omaha, Texas, May 27, 1907, and was the son of John W. and Eula Stevens Westbrook.  He married Claudia Ardell Henry in Galveston on June 21, 1941.  Mr. Westbrook was chief engineer at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Temple, and was a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel, serving during World War II.  He was a Mason and member of the First United Methodist Church of Omaha. Survivors include his wife, Claudia; a daughter, Carolyn Moore and husband, George Moore; three grandsons, Bradley Moore and wife Jamie, and Wesley Moore, all of Wolfe City, and Stanley Moore and wife Susan of Leesburg; and one brother, Home Westbrook and wife Frances of Lometa, Texas.  Serving as pallbearers were Bradley Moore, Stanley Moore, Wesley Moore, Kenneth Schroeder, Joseph Schroeder and Ray Thigpen.  Honorary pallbearers were Bill Atkinson, John Kirk, Thomas Thigpen, Sarge Glover and Neil Ferrell.  (I Row 1).

Wommack, Q. B.

WOMMACK, Q. B.                                                                               April 17, 1925 – June 1, 1995

Q. B. WOMMACK, 70, of Naples, died Thursday, June 1, at his home following a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were Saturday, June 3, 1995, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. James Day and the Rev. Bill Harty officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery (A Row 7).  Mr. Wommack was born April 17, 1925, in Marietta.  He owned and operated Wommack Oil Company at Naples, with his son, Steve.  He was a graduate of Naples High School and Texas A&M University.  He served in the Army Air Force during World War II as an aviator, was a member of the Marietta Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the Oakridge Baptist Church at Marietta.  Mr. Wommack was a member of the Naples City Council for the past 25 years and had served as mayor pro-tem during a number of those years.  He was a lifetime resident of the Naples and Marietta area.  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Nance Wommack of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Beth Wommack of Naples; one grand-daughter Kaitlyn Wommack of Naples, two sisters, Mary Rogers and Punch Leeves, both of Naples; a brother, James Wommack of Douglassville; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were his nephews, Buddy Rogers, David Franklin Leeves, Jim Wommack, Bob Wommack, Sim Burgess and Will Burgess.  Honorary pallbearers were Jim Berry, Doug Loffer, Willie James Palmore, John Miles and John Taylor, present and former City of Naples officials. (A Row 7)

Wortham, Zelma K.

WORTHAM, ZELMA K                                                                    May 7, 1916 – October 21, 1995

ZELMA K. WORTHAM, 79, of Naples, died Saturday, October 21, 1995.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 pm, Sunday, November 5, at the Naples Cemetery.  Mrs. Wortham was born May 7, 1916.  She was a Baptist.  Survivors include her husband, Roy Wortham, Sr., of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Earlene Wortham of Naples; one brother, Jim Kind of Ruston, LA; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.  (Location Unknown)

 

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